Naperville Elegant Outdoor Entertainment

Have you always dreamed of the perfect outdoor space for entertaining? Call Ware Landscaping to turn your dream into reality. You might love throwing parties, but wish you weren’t stuck inside preparing food and drinks while everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather in your backyard. Or, maybe you love to cook, but you want to be near your kids playing outdoors.

We can create the perfect elegant outdoor entertainment and kitchen area for you. Have fun preparing your guests’ meals while socializing with all of them. Spend time with your family and friends around the outdoor grill or relax on the nearby couch.

Whatever outdoor living space you choose, Ware Landscaping will customize it to meet your needs. We’ll match the aesthetics of your home and create a free-flowing indoor to outdoor area that provides just the right ambiance for your family. Your outdoor entertainment area will be functional, beautiful, and something you can show off to your guests for years to come.

The Perfect Entertainment Area in Your Backyard

Consider the type of outdoor space you want to entertain others. Do you enjoy hosting intimate dinner parties? Are you a sports buff? Maybe you want a great place to spend quality time with your kids. Whatever the reason for your outdoor entertainment area, Ware Landscaping can help.

Depending on the architecture of your home and exterior structures on your property, we will design a space that fits perfectly among your current landscaping.

Patios and Decks are Part of Outdoor Entertainment Design

If you have a patio or deck or want to add one for entertaining, it’s necessary to consider the layout you want.

  • Space: Make sure there’s enough room in your backyard for a patio or deck that can fit your guests, furniture, and decorative structures.
  • Seating areas: You can add built-in seating or stand-alone furniture surrounding your kitchen or in front of an outdoor TV.
  • Flooring: Choosing the right material for your outdoor flooring can add an element of luxury or functionality to your kitchen or entertainment area.
  • BBQ and fire pits: If you enjoy entertaining regularly, adding a built-in BBQ or fire pit could provide the perfect setting for a daytime gathering or nighttime event.

Arbor or Pergola

Building an arbor or pergola creates an elegant outdoor space while providing shade from the sun. You can customize one to put above your entertainment area to reduce glare on your TV. Or, you can shield yourself from the outside elements while you’re cooking a meal in your outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Entertainment Lighting

Accent lights along pathways or at the edge of your outdoor space can enhance the look of your entertainment area and allow guests to walk safely at night. A single porch light might not be enough to fully light the exterior kitchen, dining area, or living room. Try adding lighting to the following areas:

  • Around the edges of a patio or deck
  • Along steps or stairs
  • At the edge of a walkway or path
  • Surrounding beautiful features, such as a water fountain, artwork, or plants

Play Area

If you have children or pets, you might want to consider building a designated area for them to play. You can ensure they have fun and remain safe while you’re in the nearby outdoor kitchen.

Water Features

A fountain, pond, or waterfall can add a dramatic effect to your entertaining space. Relax on the built-in couch while listening to the soothing sounds of a nearby waterfall.


Place wireless speakers in your backyard for background music. Create a specific mood, depending on the type of entertainment you’re providing in your outdoor space.

Follow These Tips When Planning Your Outdoor Space

Ware Landscaping’s professional team of artisans can help you with each of the decisions needed to create your personalized outdoor entertainment space. Following are some of the choices we’ll review with you:

  • Pick a spot in your backyard that will fit everything you want for your entertainment area
  • Create zones in your outdoor entertainment spaces to maximize functionality, such as a place for cooking, food preparation, dining, and socializing
  • Pick dimensions for countertops, bar tops, tables, and seat heights that make sense for the size of your backyard
  • Choose a layout for your entertainment area that matches the style and design of your home
  • Start with the right framework by choosing materials to build various structures, such as brick, wood, concrete, etc.
  • Choose from durable flooring that can withstand weather and routine wear-and-tear
  • Utilize space-saving built-ins for small outdoor entertainment area
  • Compare material options for the countertops and tabletops within your entertaining, dining, seating, and kitchen spaces
  • Choose from cabinetry for your exterior kitchen that is waterproof, heat resistant, and can keep out bugs and dust
  • Think about the different appliances and cookware you’ll need for the kitchen, such as griddles, warming drawers, and side burners
  • Decide whether a stand-alone grill or built-in grill matches your specific needs
  • Determine what finishes and exterior walls will best match the aesthetics of your home and backyard
  • Locate problem areas or structures on your property that could prohibit the size of your entertainment area or kitchen

Why Placement Matters

The area where you decide to build your kitchen on your entertainment space can influence how much you use it. If it’s far away from your home and indoor kitchen, bringing out supplies could seem like a chore. Prepping, cooking, and cleaning in your outdoor kitchen should be just as easy as if you were inside.

If your landscaping only allows for an inconvenient placement of your kitchen, you should ensure it’s as self-sufficient as possible. Install a sink with hot running water, a refrigerator, and storage areas for goods, dishware, and cooking utensils. It might cost you more money during construction, and for additional utility costs, but will save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.

You also need to determine how you and your guests can access all of your outdoor features. You want your outdoor space to flow effortlessly from your home, without obstructions. Also, your kitchen and entertainment areas shouldn’t create barriers that your guests have to walk around to get to the pool, a seating area, or the fire pit.

When you pick the perfect spot for your exterior structures, you should take full advantage of the natural landscaping around your property. Incorporate trees, flowers, and bushes into everyone’s view, whether they’re warming up in front of the fire pit or sitting down to eat their home-cooked meal.

Lastly, make sure you build something with your own needs in mind. If you create an area that is private, cozy, and inviting, you’ll want to spend all your time there. Add unique touches and a personalized design that you’ll always enjoy.

Your Outdoor Kitchen is Finished. Now What?

When the hard work of installing your new outdoor kitchen and entertaining area is complete, it’s time to enjoy your new space with friends and family. As with your interior rooms, it’s also important to remember to protect your investment. You’ll want to maintain the flooring, structures, and appliances, so they last a long time.

To enjoy your new outdoor spaces long into the future, don’t forget to budget time and expenses for the upkeep of your beautiful new outdoor structures. Some outdoor wood features may benefit from a protective coating, each year for example. We can help.

Like any kitchen in a home, you’ll want to clean your outdoor kitchen regularly. To save yourself trouble down the road, make sure to avoid porous materials like limestone that absorbs stains. Choose a sealed granite and stainless steel appliances, so you don’t have to replace anything for a long time.

Contact Ware Landscaping for Your Free Quote

We can provide you with all your outdoor entertainment needs. The landscaping experts at Ware Landscaping will review your requirements, come up with a detailed design plan, and construct the perfect space to make memories that last a lifetime.

Choosing the right landscaping company can significantly impact the end result of your project. We believe in bringing your ideas to life and creating an outdoor oasis for you and your family to enjoy.

Whether you want to build your own personal haven for cooking, or a seating area that allows you to watch TV under the stars, or both, we can help you. Call (630) 885-6370 today for a free quote. We’re ready to build your dream space.